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Claims

NORCAL is serious about protecting the reputations of our policyholders. Our aggressive approach to claims handling includes:

  • Vigorous defense of non-meritorious claims
  • Reasonable settlement of meritorious claims, if feasible
  • Protection of the policyholder’s right to consent to settle¹
  • Defense costs outside of limits²
  • Multiple expert reviews, if appropriate
  • 87% of claims closed without indemnity payment*

¹ Subject to applicable laws governing consent to settle provisions, which may vary by state.
² For claims under the Information and Network Security Insurance endorsement, defense costs are included within the limits of its coverage.
* Formal (reserved) claims against insureds with NORCAL Insurance Company,
Medicus Insurance Company and FD Insurance Company in 2016.

What to Report

Formal Notification: Depending on the state in which your practice, there are several ways you could be notified of a medical malpractice claim, lawsuit, or investigative proceeding:

  • Summons and complaint/petition
  • Pre-suit notice of intent to sue
  • Subpoena, request for records, or deposition
  • Demand letter
  • Communication from a privileging body
  • Communication from a medical board

Early Reporting of Incidents: Early reporting of potential claims, or “incidents,” can make all the difference in NORCAL’s ability to evaluate and defend actions initiated against you. NORCAL features a “good faith” early reporting policy. Promptly report a potential claim if you experience any of the following:

  • Any unexpected result that you believe could produce a claim.
  • A verbal complaint or threat to sue by a patient or a patient’s family member about care rendered.
  • Request for Medical Records by attorney, copy service, or patient.
  • Any situation in which a potential claim could be avoided with an appropriate action or response.
  • Request for meetings, interviews, or verbal or written statements regarding patient care.

How to Report

Report Your Claim Securely Online: Reporting your claim, or potential claim, online enables you to promptly report an incident and attach claim-related correspondence, legal documents, and medical records. You will need your policy number and the location (state) of the incident. A Claims Specialist will review the information and contact you within two business days.

Call a Claims Specialist: If you are unable to report an incident online, please call 800.416.0791. You will need your policy number and location (state) of the incident. A Claims Specialist will contact you within two business days.

You can be assured that the information you provide to NORCAL—whether by phone or through our online claims reporting page—is secure, privileged, and confidential. The information presented here is not intended to replace case-specific advice from either your legal counsel or NORCAL Group.

ProAssurance Claims

Claims Intake Line: 877-778-2524

Email: ClaimsIntake@ProAssurance.com

NORCAL Claims Specialists

Claims Intake Line: 800-416-0791

Email: reportofclaim@norcal-group.com

After Hours Triage

If you require immediate assistance outside of business hours, our Claims department regional leadership will work with you to coordinate an action plan.

Gina Harris, Regional Claims Executive, West
702-697-6424
GinaHarris@ProAssurance.com

Laura Ekery, Regional Vice President, Southwest
512-314-4360
LauraEkery@ProAssurance.com

Mike Severyn, Regional Claims Executive, Midwest
517-347-6262
MikeSeveryn@ProAssurance.com

Frank Bishop, Regional Claims Executive, Southeast
813-969-4559
FrankBishop@ProAssurance.com

Mark Lightfoot, Regional Claims Executive, Northeast
202-969-3102
MarkLightfoot@ProAssurance.com

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